Todd Chretien sent out a press release from his campaign about a protest in San Francisco.
Jo Chamberlain sent around an announcement of a protest by the LA Labor Federation, MAPA, SEIU and the Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Noticia.
I heard from another SEIU leader that there will be a protest in Stockton that will feature Pete McCloskey marching with them. I am still trying to confirm this time and date.
It seems to me that it is time for Greens to make themselves heard on this issue all over the state. We had Greens that protested against the Minutemen and were written up in the December issue of Green Focus.
Here is the MAOA announcement about the LA protest in English.
TODOS CONTRA EL MURO – ALL AGAINST THE BORDER WALL
HERMANDAD MEXICANA AND MAPA JOIN UFW, LABOR UNIONS AND CHURCH
JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS AGAINST - H.R.4437 MASS RALLY, MARCH AND RELIGIOUS SERVICE AT CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL
The Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana and the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) join the United Farm Workers, the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, other labor unions, and the Catholic Church in demanding JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS and opposition to the Sensenbrenner Immigration Legislation – H.R.4437 with a mass rally, march and religious mass at the Catholic Cathedral in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 1:00 p.m.
The rally and march will begin at the Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles at 1:00 p.m. and proceed to the Catholic Cathedral (555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles) to observe a mass in honor of Cesar Chavez and to encourage all communities to join the fight to defeat repressive immigration legislation being considered in the U.S. Congress.
“This is the broadest coalition of social forces in favor of immigrants that we have witnessed in many years with a demonstrated willingness to take to the streets with fair demands,” stated Nativo V. Lopez, National President of Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana and of MAPA.
“We are encouraged by this broad alliance and committed to continue working throughout this year in the halls of congress, the streets, in neighborhoods, work-places, schools, and churches for our families,” he concluded.The sponsoring organizations for this event are as follows: CARECEN, Cesar Chavez Foundation, CHIRLA, Coalition for Immigration Reform, Comite Pro- Uno, Hermandad Mexicana, NAKASEC, National Farm Worker Ministry, Justice and Peace Commission, SEIU Local 660, SEIU Western Region, Union de Vecinos, UNITE-HERE Local 11, United Farm Workers, UFW Foundation, Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana, Mexican American Political Association.